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Senior Community Caseworker – Employability specialist

  • Full time or Part time
  • £29,070 – £31,396
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 19th February 2024

  • Advertised from 6th February 2024


Introducing Community Renewal Trust

Community Renewal is a dynamic and innovative organisation at the cutting-edge of work towards ending persistent poverty in Scotland.

Community Renewal works among deprived communities to develop, deliver and share better approaches to unlocking flourishing lives and flourishing neighbourhoods. These approaches always place people and communities in the lead: listening to them, identifying their strengths, supporting them on their terms, and building their capacity to flourish.

Community Renewal alleviates poverty by engaging and forming trusting relationships with individuals, whole families and whole communities together then supporting them by combining holistic case management (e.g. around income, work, health, wellness) with community development (e.g. forming new community activities/groups). This work is about testing change which can inform policy, be scaled up or replicated to achieve a much greater impact than our direct delivery alone.


Senior Community Caseworker – Employability specialist

This role will combine providing one-to-one long term holistic casework and supporting community engagement activities across Muirhouse and West Pilton neighbourhoods of Edinburgh. Community engagement includes working with community groups, regular door knocking using our proven approach, and arranging community events. Close coordination with a wider team providing community engagement and community casework is essential. We are looking for people who have knowledge around employability (including employer engagement), plus line-management experience however, this is desirable rather than essential.

This role is ideal for someone looking to develop their career, who can demonstrate their ability to provide whole-person whole-neighbourhood support. We are looking for people who can quickly learn our methodology and who can help build one people’s strengths and foster their resilience/self-care.

Additional Benefits include

  • 4.5% employer pension contribution
  • 36 days annual leave including public holidays
  • Loyalty scheme with up to 48 additional days leave
  • Free Access to Health Assured Employee Assistance Programme and online Health Portal

Application notes

Applications should be made via C.V which should be on the maximum of 1 double sided A4 page accompanied by a covering letter detailing why you would be the perfect fit for such a dynamic initiative. Please send these to

CLOSING DATE Strictly Monday 19 February at 1pm

Interview date – Monday 28th February 2024 at our Pennywell Office, 31 Pennywell Road, Edinburgh EH4 4PJ

For an informal chat please contact to arrange a convenient time.